The main function of a thermal break system is to separate an aluminum profile into two parts to reduce thermal conductivity in a window. The two ways of doing this are by using poured polyurethane or polyamide insulating strips.
Aluminum is a highly thermal conductive material that will rapidly transfer exterior climatic temperature unless something is done to stop the thermal conduction. A thermal barrier system will improve thermal performance while maintaining the structural and long-term durability of the fenestration unit.
When considering structural longevity, wind loads in high rise buildings and in curtain wall applications, composite materials that perform both efficiently and structurally are demanded. Thermal barriers are true structural insulators that maintain an extremely high shear modulus for windloads.
Polyurethane’s pour and debridge systems are formulated for these exacting applications. Azon thermal pour and debridge offers tremendous performance, protecting against temperatures of -100C (-148F). Extreme cold, nor hot temperatures, will transfer through an aluminum frame with pour and debridge thermal barrier.
Thermal Strut involves two separate extrusions and joins them through the use of engineered structural plastic strut. Both the inside and outside aluminum profiles are extruded independently with a cavity that will ultimately receive the strut.
With Technoform thermal strut, products can be manufactured with two-tone finishes; because interior and exterior components can be coated before assembly. Architects and designers can choose to apply the interior and exterior finishes that best match their cost, performance and design requirements.
Thermal Strut offers increased energy savings with varying thermal separation widths.
A thermal barrier system will improve thermal performance while maintaining the structural and long-term durability of the fenestration unit. Customers that choose Linetec, can rely on our thermal barrier service to ensure optimal performance of the thermal barrier.
For additional information on thermal improvement services visit Linetec’s website.